Why do people use telephones?

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2007-02-03 21:59:31

Very simply, to communicate when the distance between them is

too great to speak face to face. But sadly, on more than one

occasion, I have observed two dummies, while side by side,

communicating with each other on cellfones !!! I guess they thought

it was "cute," and their parents must have had more money than they

or their kids had brains. It's an extremely useful and quick means

of communication. Before the telephone was invented (and became

widespread) people were dependent on mail services for

communication over distance. Even if the mail service was

efficient, just imagine the time for a short postal message to

travel by surface from, say, a small place in Maine to another

small place in, say, the Mississippi Delta!

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